Frank Lloyd Wright Inspiration

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 in Blog, Doors and Windows

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspiration

Stained glass courses of all techniques and levels of instruction have been offered at Northern Art Glass for over 36 years. Thousands of students and countless glass projects have been fostered and encouraged by our enthusiastic instructors. Many students can excel over time. For a few individuals, a course seems to unlocks a latent talent for the art of stained glass. Richard is one of few. These photos illustrate his first real project. Inspired by the windows of Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard tracked down original patterns to create this magnificent entryway. He is now working on his second...

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A Stained Glass Addition

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in Blog, Doors and Windows

A Stained Glass Addition

A large addition being constructed on the back of a lovely Westboro home certainly did not go as planned. The contractor, upon receiving a hefty progress payment, simply departed in the middle of the project, never to be seen again. Not only were the homeowners left high and dry, it soon became apparent that the suppliers and sub-trades on the job and even the contractor’s own employees had not been paid either. The project ground to a halt, unfinished and exposed to the elements as the colder weather approached. Luckily, a new contractor came to their rescue and completed the project...

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Irish Pub Stained Glass

Posted on Nov 17, 2015 in Blog, Doors and Windows

Irish Pub Stained Glass

Patty Bolands Irish Pub is an institution in the heart of the Byward Market in Ottawa. Northern Art Glass fabricated and installed two floors of stained glass booth dividers, mirrors and door panels when Patty’s first opened the doors. Our favourite glass work graces the Carvery doors. These decorative panels feature complete beer bottles in the design. The carvery doors flip open up to reveal the kitchen and the chef has a command performance. An Irish pub is a good night out. Too much fun for some patrons. At least once a year we return to Patty Bolands to restore damaged stained...

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Eric Wesselow, Glass Pioneer

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 in Blog, Fused Glass

Eric Wesselow, Glass Pioneer

Eric Wesselow pioneered the concept of laminated glass art in the late 1950’s. The idea of sandwiching coloured glass in layers between clear panes became the famous Wesselow System about which more than 600 articles worldwide have been published. A painter in acrylic and watercolour who was a member of the Canadian Watercolour Society and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, had an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, spoke many languages and had two masters degrees, Wesselow continued producing his glass art and guest lectures well into his late 80’s. In 1960 the...

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Rose Window for St. Joseph’s

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 in Blog, Churches

Rose Window for St. Joseph’s

The Bishop was on hand for the grand opening to bless the new rose window at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Blvd, Orleans. The church was full to capacity for the unveiling by our glass painter, Vasile Mousanu, who painted the entire window. A proud moment for him. The window is a narrative of the French Catholics sailing to the new world in the 1700’s. Notre Dame, Paris is featured top right and a ship rolling on turbulent seas on the left. The St. Lawrence river flows from the ocean through the bottom section and features the Canadian Martyrs. Portraits include; Francoise...

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Rose Coloured Glass

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 in Blog, Churches

Rose Coloured Glass

High above the floor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Orlean’s, a colourful new Rose window design is taking shape. The 10 foot diameter stained glass window tells a story of French Catholic origins in the new world and will cast a wonderous new light into the church. More to follow....

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